[Ads-l] When is a grate not a grate?

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Jan 23 00:57:22 UTC 2015


At 1/22/2015 02:13 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>On Jan 22, 2015, at 1:23 PM, Benjamin Barrett wrote:
>
> > The source story has a photo of the metal cover which does not 
> look like a grate:
>
>True.  Looks rather more like a hole--not so grate.

Fell through the hole left behind by the grate that went missing?

Joel


>LH
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> > Benjamin Barrett
> > Formerly of Seattle, WA
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> > Lean Ainu! 
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> >> Dan Goncharoff <mailto:thegonch at GMAIL.COM>
> >> January 22, 2015 at 8:27 AM
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> >> Subject: When is a grate not a grate?
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> >> There was a recent news report about a man who "Falls To His Death Through
> >> Sidewalk Cellar Grate".
> >>
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> >> As the story later reports, however, he fell doors, not a grate. 
> A grate is
> >> a lattice, not solid.
> >>
> >> What am I missing?
> >>
> >> DanG
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